Scrabster is a small settlement located on Thurso Bay, Caithness on Scotland's north coast. It is 2.4 km (1.5 miles) from Thurso (the 2nd largest town in the Highlands), 36.2 km (22.5 miles) from Wick and 180 km (112 miles) from Inverness.
Scrabster Harbour is a major port for the fishing industry of Scotland.
During the World War II, Scrabster harbour served as a base for ferry operation started in order to bring military explosives to Scapa Flow. At first running a 12.2 m (40 ft) King's Lynn pilotcutter "MERMAID" constructed in 1908, Antony Bridges continued the service until 1945.
Close to Scrabster is the Lighthouse and the spectacular cliffs of Holborn Head. Thurso, which is very close, features restored fishermen's cottages standing above the harbour backed by 19th century house from the time when the settlement was an important centre for flagstones. To the east, Thurso harbours is overlooked by ruins of 17th century Thurso Castle and famous Harold's Tower. Other places of interest include the ruins of St.Peter's church (13th century) and the Folk Museum.
Along the coast lies Castle of Mey, summer residence of Queen Mother (now deceased).
- MV Hamnavoe (Northlink ferry) leaves regularly out of Scrabster for Stromness, Orkney Island.
- Until 2008, during summer months, Smyril Line offered a weekly service to Faroe Islands.
- Far North Line is the nearest railway line connecting Thurso to Inverness railway station.
Port Scrabster cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Scrabster, Scotland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|1 May, 2018|
|Astoria||07:00||19:00||Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland|
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